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Ministry of ICT launches ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative

26 Jul 2018
Ministry of ICT launches ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative

A new initiative entitled "Smart Hajj" has been launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Thursday, 26 July 2018, on the portal ‘Saudi’. The initiative includes digital services and a list of the key interactive applications that help accurately introduce pilgrims to the rituals of Hajj pilgrimage and take advantage of technology in learning about steps for moving between the Holy Places. It also offers guidelines, technical guides and health applications, together with a range of government applications that serve Hajj pilgrims and Umrah performers in Makkah and Madinah. The initiative is a part of the efforts exerted by the ICT sector synchronized with the efforts of all relevant government and private sectors aimed at availing of the best means that will facilitate the pilgrims to perform their rituals.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry, this initiative was launched to announce the start of a new phase in the digital transformation under Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, enjoying supervision, follow-up and support of the leadership.

It is worth mentioning that the Kingdom as the host of the Muslims’ Qiblah (the direction in which Muslims pray), lying in the heart of the Arab and Islamic digital world and representing a strategic depth for the Arab and Islamic worlds, requires harnessing all efforts and potentials to serve the Hajj pilgrims and provide all possible comforts for them. The press release unveiled that the Ministry had finalized all the preparations including the optimal set of infrastructure to harness out its capabilities for the services provided to the pilgrims.

Under the supervision of the Ministry, the telecom operators has provided all means and possibilities, and are currently conducting many technical tests and preparations and providing a sufficient number of towers and equipment, high-speed Internet services, and fiber optic network extensions to enable pilgrims and visitors to benefit from all services, phone calls and the Internet.

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